How to go → SIEM REAP to CHIANG MAI? ☀️

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How to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai? You can travel by bus, plane, bus+train or taxi/car.

1. Flight to Chiang Mai
2. Bus to Chiang Mai
3. Bus+Train to Chiang Mai
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From Siem Reap to Chiang Mai you can travel by bus, plane, taxi, train.

    • Travel distance from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai in Thailand by land is about 1100 km via Poipet border crossing and Bangkok. The best option and also the fastest way how to travel from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai is to take a flight via Bangkok. Travel by plane to Chiang Mai from Siem Reap takes about 5-7 hours and it costs about $70-200/pp. There are various well known airlines from Thailand or Cambodia. Another way how you can travel to Chiang Mai from Siem Reap is to travel by bus via Poipet border crossing and Bangkok. Travel time by bus or minivan to Chiang Mai from Siem Reap is about 18-26 hours. Travel by bus is the most cheapest option of transfer. If you want to travel by train, you can take a train from Aranyaprathet in Thailand to Bangkok and from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. There is no train from Siem Reap to Thailand. Aranyaprathet or Poipet border crossing are easily accessible by bus from Siem Reap. There are also some private taxis or cars between Siem Reap – Bangkok and Chiang Mai, it is the most expensive way of transfer. Book and buy bus/train tickets or flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai online.
    • You can book tickets and flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai online

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Siem Reap to Chiang Mai – from Cambodia to northern Thailand.

    • Chiang Mai belongs to the most visited sites in northern Thailand. This place attracts many travelers and foreign and domestic tourists all the year round. In this place you can visit various temples, palaces and also beautiful nature in various mountain areas around Chiang Mai. This place is also one of the most favorite sites by digital nomads traveling and living in Thailand. Chiang Mai has also an international airport and railway station. From Chiang Mai you can also travel by bus or taxi to Pai or Nan. Chiang Mai is easily accessible from Bangkok – the capital of Thailand, there are seat or sleeper trains, direct flights or tourist buses. But how you can travel from Siem Reap in Cambodia to Chiang Mai? It is also not so hard, but it takes a lot of time if you will be traveling by land. But there are also flights via Bangkok. So, totally you have 4 options – flights, tourist bus, private taxi/car or bus + train via Poipet border crossing.

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How do I get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai?


1. FLIGHT from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai

    • there are flights with stopover in Bangkok from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
    • airlines from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai: Thai Air Asia, Thai Smile, Nok Air, Bangkok Air, Thai Airways…
    • flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai takes about 5-7 hours with stopover
    • one-way flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai via Bangkok costs about $70-200/pp
    • flights from Siem Reap International Airport in Siem Reap
    • flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok and Chiang Mai International Airport
    • travel by  plane is the fastest but the most expensive way of the transfer between Siem Reap and Chiang Mai
    • Book your flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
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Flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai with stopover is the fastest way of transfer.


2. BUS / MINIVAN from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai


A) BUS/VAN from Siem Reap to Bangkok

    • from Siem Reap to Bangkok you can travel by tourist seat or sleeper bus
    • buses go via Poi Pet border crossing, travel distance is about 400 km
    • the most cheapest way how to travel to Bangkok
    • travel time by bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok is about 7.5-13 hours
    • one-way bus ticket from Siem Reap to Bangkok costs about $22-33/pp
    • bus companies from Siem Reap to Bangkok: Giant Ibis, Nattakan, Mekong Express, Virak Buntham…
    • read this article: How to get to Bangkok from Siem Reap?
    • read carefully all the instructions before you book your bus tickets to Bangkok

B) BUS/VAN from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

    • from Bangkok to Chiang Mai you can travel by tourist bus or minivan
    • a cheapest option how to reach Chiang Mai from Bangkok
    • travel time by bus from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is about 10-12 hours
    • one-way bus ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai costs about $13-30/pp
    • bus companies from Bangkok to Chiang Mai: Bangkok Busline, Sombat Tour, Lignite Tour, Siam First…
    • read this article: How to get from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?
    • read carefully all the instructions before you book your bus tickets to Chiang Mai
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Tourist bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok – Giant Ibis (photo: 12go.asia).


3. BUS + TRAIN from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai


A) BUS or MINIVAN from Siem Reap to Poipet

    • you can travel from Siem Reap to Poipet border crossing by bus or minivan
    • travel by bus or minivan from Siem Reap to Poipet takes about 3 hours
    • travel by minivan or bus from Siem Reap to Poipet costs about $9-10/pp
    • some of these minivans and buses go via Poipet border crossing to Bangkok
    • You can book bus tickets from Siem Reap to Poipet on 12go.asia ➜ or Baolau ➜

B) TRAIN (or bus) from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok

    • there is also a train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok
    • you can buy train ticket to Bangkok at the railway station in Aranyaprathet
    • train ticket to Bangkok from Aranyaprathet costs about $1.50/pp
    • travel time is about 5.5 hours by train
    • read this article: How to go from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok?

B) TRAIN from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

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From Bangkok to Chiang Mai you can travel by train (photo: 12go.asia).


4. TAXI / PRIVATE CAR from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai


A) PRIVATE TAXI or CAR from Siem Reap to Bangkok

    • there are some private taxis or cars from Siem Reap to Bangkok
    • private taxis or cars go via Poi Pet border crossing, travel distance is about 400 km
    • travel time by taxi or car/minivan from Siem Reap to Bangkok is about 9 hours
    • transport by private taxi or car from Siem Reap to Bangkok costs about $265-300/car
    • taxi companies from Siem Reap to Bangkok: Glassflower
    • read this article: How to go to Bangkok from Siem Reap?

B) PRIVATE TAXI or CAR from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

    • from Bangkok to Chiang Mai you can travel by private taxi or car
    • there are various private cars or minivans to Chiang Mai
    • travel time by taxi from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is about 9-10 hours
    • travel by taxi or car from Bangkok to Chiang Mai costs about $270-550/car
    • private companies to Chiang Mai: Bangkok Taxi 24, MCC Van, Glassflower, Teamholiday…
    • read this article: How to go from Bangkok to Chiang Mai?
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You can also easily travel by boat in Bangkok.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai:

1. How to book and buy tickets or flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai?

    • You can book e-tickets+flights from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also book another tickets and routes, e.g. Siem Reap > Bangkok, Poipet > Bangkok…

2. How long does it take to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai?

    • Travel by plane from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) takes about 5-7 hours with stopover.
    • Travel by bus or minivan from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) takes about 18-26 hours.
    • Travel by bus/van+train from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Aranyaprathet) takes about 20-27 hours.
    • Travel by taxi or private car from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) takes about 20 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai?

    • Travel distance from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai is about 1100 km by land via Bangkok.

4. How much does it cost to get from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai?

    • Travel by tourist bus from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) costs about $35-65/pp.
    • Travel by plane from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) costs about $70-200/pp.
    • Travel by bus+train from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Aranyaprathet) costs about $35-70/pp.
    • Travel by taxi or private car from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai (via Bangkok) costs about $540-800/car.

5. What is the best option of transfer from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai?

    • The best and fastest option how to reach Chiang Mai from Siem Reap via Bangkok is to travel by plane. There are sometimes very cheap low-cost flights between Chiang Mai – Bangkok – Siem Reap.

6. What is the cheapest option of transfer from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai?

    • The most cheapest option how to reach Chiang Mai from Siem Reap is to travel by tourist bus or minivan.

7. Is it possible to travel from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai by train?

    • There is no railway route directly from Siem Reap, but you can travel by train from Aranyaprathet to Chiang Mai. Aranyaprathet is about 3 km from Poipet border crossing. So, you can take a train from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok and another train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

8. Is there a direct flight to Chiang Mai from Siem Reap?

    • No, there is no direct flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai in Thailand. But you can take a direct flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok and from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, it is the most fastest way of transfer.

9. Where you can travel from Chiang Mai?

10. How and where to book hotel in Chiang Mai?

    • Chiang Mai offers mainly cheap guesthouses, hotels and resorts for tourists. Search and book your hotel, bungalow or resort in Chiang Mai in Thailand online here > Book resort or hotel in Chiang Mai.

11. How to travel solo in Thailand?

    • Embark on a solo adventure in Thailand by researching destinations, ensuring personal safety, trying local experiences, connecting with fellow travelers, and savoring the diverse landscapes and attractions the country has to offer. Traveling on your own in Thailand is very popular by travelers. Read this article: Solo Travel in Thailand.

12. What are the most interesting things and facts about Thailand?

    • In summary, Thailand is a multifaceted gem that captivates visitors with its unique blend of cultural heritage, culinary excellence, and warm hospitality. From the enchanting traditions of its classical arts like Khon to the exhilarating water festivities of Songkran, the country offers a sensory feast. Thailand’s diverse landscapes, ranging from tropical islands to mountainous regions, contribute to its allure, making it a destination that seamlessly combines ancient traditions with modern vibrancy. The symphony of flavors in Thai cuisine and the welcoming smiles of its people further enrich the tapestry of experiences. Read this article: 15 Interesting Things of Thailand.

13. What is the weather and climate in Thailand?

    • Weather in Thailand varies across three main seasons, creating a tropical climate. The hot season typically spans from March to June, with temperatures ranging from 77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C). During this period, the weather is characterized by intense heat and occasional brief showers. The rainy season occurs from July to October, bringing heavy monsoon rains and increased humidity. Average temperatures remain high, ranging from 77°F to 88°F (25°C to 31°C). The cool season, from November to February, is marked by milder temperatures and lower humidity. Average temperatures range from 64°F to 86°F (18°C to 30°C), making it a popular time for tourism.

14. Is traveling and living in Thailand cheap or expensive?

    • The cost of traveling and living in Thailand can vary depending on various factors such as lifestyle, location, and personal preferences. Generally, Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, attracting travelers seeking affordable adventures. While Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, costs can vary depending on whether you choose to live in popular tourist areas or less-explored regions. Overall, many people find that the cost of living in Thailand offers good value for money.

15. What is the official currency of Thailand and how to exchange money?

    • The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). To exchange money, you can visit banks, currency exchange booths, or use ATMs. Banks typically offer competitive exchange rates, but may charge transaction fees. Currency exchange booths are convenient, often open longer hours, but their rates might be less favorable. Using ATMs connected to banks is a common and convenient option; however, be mindful of potential withdrawal fees from both your home bank and the local Thai bank. Always check rates and fees beforehand to make informed choices.

16. What is the cuisine and food in Thailand and what to expect?

    • Thai cuisine is renowned for its vibrant and harmonious flavors, combining sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter elements in each dish. Expect a diverse range of dishes, often aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, basil or galangal. Rice, a staple, plays a central role, and street food is a must-try for an authentic culinary experience. Signature dishes include Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Green Curry, and Mango Sticky Rice. Embrace the rich cultural diversity through regional variations, and don’t miss out on the lively street food culture.

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4 Ways of Transfer from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai:

1. FLIGHT from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
Flight Information Flights with a stopover in Bangkok from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai.
Airlines Thai Air Asia, Thai Smile, Nok Air, Bangkok Air, Thai Airways, and more.
Flight Duration Takes about 5-7 hours with a stopover.
One-Way Cost About $70-200 per person.
2. BUS / MINIVAN from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
A) BUS/VAN from Siem Reap to Bangkok
Route Go via Poi Pet border crossing, travel distance is about 400 km.
Travel Time About 7.5-13 hours.
One-Way Ticket Cost About $22-33 per person.
Bus Companies Giant Ibis, Nattakan, Mekong Express, Virak Buntham, and more.
B) BUS/VAN from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Travel Time About 10-12 hours.
One-Way Ticket Cost About $13-30 per person.
Bus Companies Bangkok Busline, Sombat Tour, Lignite Tour, Siam First, and more.
3. BUS + TRAIN from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
A) BUS or MINIVAN from Siem Reap to Poipet
Travel Time Takes about 3 hours.
One-Way Ticket Cost About $9-10 per person.
B) TRAIN (or bus) from Aranyaprathet to Bangkok
Ticket Cost About $1.50 per person.
Travel Time Takes about 5.5 hours by train.
C) TRAIN from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Train Options Seat and sleeper trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
One-Way Ticket Cost About $22-55 per person.
Travel Time Takes about 11-14.5 hours.
4. TAXI / PRIVATE CAR from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
A) PRIVATE TAXI or CAR from Siem Reap to Bangkok
Travel Options Private taxis or cars via Poi Pet border crossing, travel distance is about 400 km.
Travel Time About 9 hours.
Cost About $265-300 per car.
Taxi Companies Glassflower
B) PRIVATE TAXI or CAR from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Travel Time About 9-10 hours.
Cost About $270-550 per car.
Taxi Companies Bangkok Taxi 24, MCC Van, Glassflower, Teamholiday, and more.

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